MacNeill, Hector

   Poet, was in the West Indies 1780-86, and clerk on a flagship. He wrote various political pamphlets, two novels, and several poems, The Harp (1789), The Carse of Forth, and Scotland's Skaith, the last against drunkenness, but is best known for his songs, such as My Boy Tammy, I lo'ed ne'er a Laddie but ane, and Come under my Plaidie.

Short biographical dictionary of English literature . . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • MacNeill, Hector — (1746 1818)    Scottish poet, the son of James Macneill, a retired captain of the 42nd Regiment, was born at Rosebank, near Roslin, Midlothian. Educated at Stirling Grammar School, he then worked as a sailor in the West Indies until around 1776.… …   British and Irish poets

  • Hector Macneill — (October 22, 1746 15 March, 1818) was a Scottish poet born near Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. Macneill had been the son of a poor army captain and went to work as a clerk in 1760 at the age of fourteen. Soon, he was sent to the West Indies and… …   Wikipedia

  • MacNeill — can have a number of different meanings and spellings:Clan MacNeil is a Scottish clan. Notable people *Dick MacNeill, Dutch footballer *Eoin MacNeill, Irish scholar *Hector Macneill, Scottish poet *John Benjamin Macneill, Irish civil engineer See …   Wikipedia

  • List of political families — This is a partial listing of prominent political families.Royal families are not included, unless certain later descendants have played political roles in a republican structure (e.g. Cakobau Family of Fiji). See also Family… …   Wikipedia

  • Pibroch — Pibroch, Piobaireachd or Ceòl Mór is an art music genre associated primarily with the Scottish Highlands that is characterised by extended compositions with a melodic theme and elaborate formal variations. It is currently performed principally on …   Wikipedia

  • Clan MacNeil — For the ship by the same name, see SS Clan Macneil (1921) Clan MacNeil Crest badge …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Mac — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Membres De L'Ordre Du Canada, Par Ordre Alphabétique M — Listes des Membres de l ordre du Canada A B C D E F G H I J K …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Membres de l'ordre du Canada, par ordre alphabétique M — Listes des Membres de l ordre du Canada A B C D E F G H I J K L M …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Deda mac Sin — (Deda, son of Sen) was a prehistoric king of the Érainn of Ireland, possibly of the 1st century BC. Variant forms or spellings include Dedu, Dedad, and Dega. He is the eponymous ancestor of the Clanna Dedad,[1][2] and may also have been a King of …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.